What's making me happy 2017-12-31

I wanted to get one more #happy post out before the year ended. There's some especially happy news that will have to wait till later, so I'll just stick to internet things for now.

First off, I watched two TV shows over the last week: Made in Abyss and The Crown Season 2. I really enjoyed them both.

If you're caught up with The Crown, I really enjoyed their episode recaps, especially these two:

I'm also very slowly playing through Nier: Automata on the PS4 and loving it. Wired's review capture my feels about it pretty well. The Kotaku review was also good.

Speaking of video games, I enjoyed The 50 best games of 2017 by Polygon. Also, their Ranking the numbered Final Fantasy games was great.

The rise, fall and return of Dance Dance Revolution in America has a great video, really moving story about people who are really good at DDR.

If we're talking about Best Of lists, check out All of io9's 2017 Year in Review Lists in One Convenient Location.

I'm writing my 2017 Year in Review, and came across some similar posts:

I had never seen the Standard Go Project Layout before, but as I'm writing more and more Go, it was a nice doc to read.

Must This Baby Otter Learn to Swim? is really really cute.

The reason every meme uses that one font is interesting. I never knew the history.

A year in charts: From bitcoin to Trump and chess playing robots

17 Solid NYC Restaurants With Fireplaces made me excited to get back to NY. I wanna stalk down all of these.

A Single Div is beautiful and amazing. The art here is incredible.

I've always hoped this would happen in California, but it hasn't. Shoutout to Germany: Power Prices Go Negative in Germany

Computer latency: 1977-2017 is fascinating by @danluu.

Google Container Registry Vulnerability Scanning is such a neat beta from Google. I started playing with it, but got distracted like usual.

New York's vanishing shops and storefronts: 'It's not Amazon, it's rent' - least surprising article I've read in a while.

I feel like that's a bad place to end the last happy post of 2017... so I'll leave you with my favorite Gif of 2016.

Happy New Year!